Development of leave/abscond risk assessment in clinical practice needs evaluation and validation

Individuals more likely to be arrested or taken to ED if living indpependently or with family

The authors of this study, based at the South London and Maudsley Trust, were interested in the way in which leave for patients in secure settings is managed and in particular ways in which the risks associated with managing leave could be assessed. They point out that the number of patients who breach leave conditions [read the full story…]